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Courage (13 January)

What do we think of when we think about courage?  Here are some thoughts which went through my mind.  Six months after my husband had open heart surgery, (six years ago) he climbed Ben Nevis with his sons – to my mind that took courage; for a fundraising event about 10years ago, I did a […]

Where is the light? (6 January)

This week’s thought was written by Nick Lear, EBA Regional Minister “Happy New Year!” It’s a phrase we use every year as a greeting at the start of the year, but I suspect that this year it has been said with more gusto than usual and with a sense of relief that 2020 is finally […]

No through road (23 December)

As we approach the end of 2020, I began to ponder how we use the word ‘end’ in a number of our English idioms or sayings.  Phrases like these: I am at the end of my tether; I have come to the end of the road; where’s it all going to end? at the end […]

Mary felt sad (16 December)

A few years ago, my daughter drew this picture of Mary feeling sad and it reminded me that the Nativity that I have often heard in churches is a Disneyfied version of the Biblical accounts. In Nativity plays, Mary is always happy (except she often doesn’t want to hold Joseph’s hand!) and there is no […]

Unexpected and Unlikely (9 December)

The thought of the week has been written by Nick Lear, EBA regional minister These words from Isaiah 9 seem to be coming at me from all directions at the moment, more than I have noticed before in Advent: 2The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land […]

Are we still waiting (2 December)

Are we still waiting? In this time of Advent we often reflect in being in the season of waiting.  This makes me think about who is waiting in the birth narratives of Jesus? Certainly Mary is waiting as the baby grows in her womb and she experiences all of the changes in her body every […]

The God Filter (25 November)

This week our Thought for the Week comes from Laura Evans, our most recent member of EBA Council who is our CYF rep and is in ministry at Cornerstone, Kings Lynn as their Youth and Community Worker. She writes:   But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” John […]

Know your worth (18 November)

This week our thought was written by Jeniya Gwendu , Moderator EBA trustee board. Last week I was sent this short story about a father and his watch. A father before he died said to his son: “this is a watch your grandfather gave me, and this is more than 200 years old, but before […]

You can’t blend in if you were born to stand out (11 November)

The thought this week was written by Graeme Ross, EBA Regional Minister As we have entered into this second lockdown, I have been really challenged through reading Romans 12.1-2: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is […]

Mary or Martha? (4 November)

The thought this week is written by Nick Lear, EBA Regional Minister Last week I had a reading day booked in the diary. I made myself a nice large glass of elderflower and fizzy water, settled into my comfortable chair, picked up my book (Tom Wright: God and the Pandemic – I highly recommend it) […]